Goals for a Beautiful Life

I want a life of meaning, full of experiences I value. Some goals are accomplishable tasks, some are ongoing habits, some lofty vagueness. All are stepping stones towards a creative and fulfilling lifestyle.

Professional Development

  • Create my career, dream work lifestyle, and professional purpose.


Personal Development

  • Keep up with my Five Minute Journal for 30 days straight
  • Buy no makeup (excluding tools/replacement for empties) in 2017
  • Buy no new clothing/accessories for three months (Jan-Mar 2017)
  • Read 50 books in a year (2012)
    • Read 50 books in a year (again)
  • Read 10 books in 2017:
    • The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
    • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
    • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat – Oliver Sacks
    • Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Getting Things Done – David Allen
    • Spark Joy – Marie Kondo
    • China Dolls – Lisa See
    • Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
    • Fresh Off the Boat or Double Cup Love – Eddie Huang
    • Steal Like an Artist – Austin Kleon
  • Learn how to properly use a DSLR (Canon 40D)


  • Pay off my student loans

Spirituality/Mental Health

  • Maintain a yoga practice for 30 days


  • Challenge my introvert self to go on ‘adventures’ and take on opportunities
    • Planned a conference (Apr 2016) – FIND, Inc. Spring Conference
    • Went to a concert for a band I never heard of (Jul 2016) – Branchez at The Observatory
    • Spontaneous overnight trip with friends (Jan 2017) – Baltimore, MD

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